Fresno gunman gave blow-by-blow account of triple killing
Muhammad has posted on social media a dislike for white people and government officials, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.
They scattered, and Muhammad picked the one who appeared heavier, David Jackson.
He says he joined the Nation of Islam and in 1995, when he was 17, he attended the Million Man March in D.C.as a lieutenant. On the first of every month, Greer said Jackson would treat him to a meal at Denny's restaurant where they both ordered the club sandwich.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says suspect Kori Ali Muhammad spent hours talking with investigators after his arrest.
The suspect showed no remorse while detailing his whereabouts and laughed many times, Dyer said.
He said his friend, who left behind two preschoolers and a wife in Clovis, would not want people to feel anger toward the shooter.
Police said Muhammad then shot at three men at a bus stop on Fulton, and thought he had run out of bullets.
"This is exclusively based on race", Dyer told reporters.
"He's not a terrorist, he is a racist, filled with hate", Dyer said at a news conference.
All three were randomly shot dead by a black gunman, Kori Ali Muhammad, who wanted to kill as many white people as possible and was proud of what he had done, laughing as he explained his actions in interviews with police, authorities said Wednesday.
After the shots were heard, Dyer said the driver of a Pacific Gas & Electric truck arrived at the city's police headquarters to report that a passenger had been shot by a gunman who had approached them on foot.
Dyer says Muhammad fired a total of 16 shots.
"Kori Muhammad saw him run inside and thought about going after him, but made a decision to continue westbound", said Dyer.
During the arrest, Muhammad shouted "Allahu akbar", or "God is great", but Dyer said the shootings had "nothing to do with terrorism in spite of the statement he made" and were based exclusively on race.
Francine Williams described her 25-year-old son, Carl Williams, as a kind and giving person who had recently gotten engaged.
Wearing amulets and charms to protect himself from evil, Muhammad went to a Starbucks, where he was able to get Wi-Fi, and he quickly learned that he had been identified as the suspect in Williams' death, Dyer said.
"It looks like a guy carrying his groceries home from the store", Hughes said.
"He said he is Muslim, but prays to seven different gods", the police chief said.
"That was going to be his target, and he caught up with him and he fired two rounds into this individual", Dyer said.
Muhammad hid out in a ravine after the motel shooting and practiced voodoo rituals after the motel slaying.
"This is exclusively based on race", Dyer said.
"I never would have thought he would do anything like this", sad Muhammad's brother, who asked not to be identified by name.
The suspect then fled and hid on a gas station roof.
"I did it. I shot them", Muhammad told officers as they arrested him, according to the chief. Van Curen said, adding that he then waited for police to arrive.
She saw her son a few days before he died and spontaneously told him she loved him and was proud of him. He told her he loved her, too.
Muhammad also shot Mark Gassett, 37, of Fresno, after he had picked up groceries at a Catholic Charities building.
Muhammad, who's black, was arrested Tuesday after police say he killed three other white men at random.
- Muhammad ran south on Fulton to Divisadero, saw a police vehicle, dropped two objects, did not continue to flee and was arrested by the officer.
Muhammad told his family there was a war going on between blacks and whites in America.
Prosecutors plan to review the case against Muhammad on Thursday and he could be arraigned in court on Friday. The three men killed Tuesday ha. Friends say Randalls had just started his new job as a customer-service representative and was doing a ride-along Tuesday. Zackary Randalls, 34, died.
A Facebook profile page for a Kori Ali Muhammad from Fresno paid homage to black pride and black nationalism, with images of the red, green and black Pan-African flag and a raised fist.
Valencia called Randalls "one of the wittiest people he's ever known", saying the two loved to laugh. He is expected to be charged with four counts of first-degree murder- one for each of Tuesday's three victims plus the slaying of a white Motel 6 security guard who was killed last week.
He wrote that his "kill rate increases tremendously on the other side" and also posted about "white devils", themes he dwelled on in hip-hop videos that he posted on YouTube.